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Princeton University 04.01.15University Research

Battery Bounce Test Often Bounces Off TargetExternal link

Researchers at Princeton University have found that the common test of bouncing a household battery to learn if it is dead or not is not actually an effective way to check a battery's charge. Read More »

Georgia Tech University 04.01.15University Research

HAWC Captures Evidence of Powerful Cosmic VisitorsExternal link

Through the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC), scientists will gather information on gamma rays that carry about a trillion times more energy than the photons that enter our eyes and allow us to see. Read More »

04.01.15From the Labs

Study at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Shows Why Skin is Resistant to TearingExternal link

Making good use of the X-ray beams at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS), the collaboration of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory made the first direct observations of the micro-scale mechanisms behind the ability of skin to resist tearing. Read More »

New Hampshire University 04.01.15University Research

UNH Geologist Identifies New Source of Methane for Gas Hydrates in ArcticExternal link

Research led by a University of New Hampshire professor has identified a new source of methane for gas -- hydrates ice-like substances found in sediment that trap methane within the crystal structure of frozen water -- in the Arctic Ocean. Read More »

Complete nanobatteries are formed in each nanopore of a dense nanopore array (2 billion per square centimeter).04.01.15Science Highlight

Precision Nanobatteries by the Billions

Tiny batteries made in nanopores manage ions and electrons for high power and extended life. Read More »

Map of carbon dioxide dissolution across the Bravo Dome gas field.04.01.15Science Highlight

Carbon Sequestration in New Mexico’s Bravo Dome

Study of natural reservoir provides new clues for the long-term viability of geological carbon dioxide storage. Read More »

Rendering of carbon nanothreads as suggested by characterization techniques.04.01.15Science Highlight

Carbon Nanothreads from Compressed Benzene

One-dimensional material has a diamond-like building block. Read More »

The new patent includes a compact programmable NANOrotator that allows the fabrication of “smart” tips.04.01.15Science Highlight

Chemical Fingerprinting of Materials Takes More Than Just a Dab of Ink

Researchers patent new x-ray microscopy technology to “see” both the chemical and physical aspects of materials. Read More »

This artistic rendering shows an iron-centered molecule that is severed by laser light. 04.01.15From the Labs

Scientists Track Ultrafast Creation of a Catalyst with X-ray LaserExternal link

Chemical transformations driven by light provide key insight to steps in solar-energy conversion. Read More »

2002 National Science Bowl championship high school team pictured on the left and Steven Sivek profile picture on the right.03.30.15Profile

Champions in Science Whose Stars Are Still Rising: Profile of Steven Sivek, National Science Bowl Champion 2002

For the run up to the 2015 National Science Bowl Finals April 30th to May 4th, this story is the first of five profiles on previous National Science Bowl competitors and champions. Read More »

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